"C" character set (again)

Dave Korn dave.korn.cygwin@googlemail.com
Tue Dec 29 15:05:00 GMT 2009

Andy Koppe wrote:
> Trouble is, Cygwin currently is the only significant platform where
> plain "C" implies UTF-8, as far as I know anyway. 

  For sufficiently $SIZE-QUALIFIER values of significant, anyway:

Joseph S. Myers wrote:

> It was stated on #gcc on 12 August that AIX 5.3 returns "ISO8859-1" from
> nl_langinfo (CODESET) in the C locale, which also causes problems for
> testcases that are making assertions about GCC's English-language,
> ASCII-charset output.

[ ref: http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc/2009-10/msg00507.html ]


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